Fine Arts

Beginning to intermediate level classes in drawing, painting, printmaking, paper, furniture, and more. Experiment freely in our facilities and under the guidance of our instructors.

This class is geared towards adventurous individuals eager to explore new creative terrain and the art educator who wants to expand their thinking of drawing. The class will consider the criteria for successful experimental work and look at contemporary artists using experimental drawing as their primary artistic practice.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jun 15 - Jun 19
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (with a one-hour lunch)
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Produce your own prints in MCAD's beautiful and expansive printmaking studio and spend a week of your own studio time on technical investigation and personal exploration. This week-long workshop for art educators will include demonstrations of intaglio, embossing, collagraph, and monotype printmaking techniques.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jun 22 - Jun 26
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (with a one-hour lunch)
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This class will help students to explore and develop their personal drawing practices, informing and inspiring the creative process no matter their profession or experience.

Tuesday
Mar 17 - Apr 14
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Throughout the year, Continuing Education sponsors the Figure Drawing Co-op, an open session for anyone interested in drawing from the live nude model.

Monday, Sunday
Jan 25 - May 11
1:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday / 7:00-9:00 p.m. Monday
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This class serves as an introduction to ceramic shell bronze casting. Studio time will be supplemented by hands-on demonstrations of mold-making (plaster and rubber molds), wax-working and spruing, and gating.

Wednesday
Feb 11 - Apr 15
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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This class is designed to offer a comprehensive introduction to the tools, techniques, vocabulary, and the creative possibilities of drawing.

Tuesday
Feb 10 - Apr 14
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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This introductory class is tailored to those who have never painted and who are ready to take the plunge. Students will use oil paint to learn basic techniques of this expansive medium.

Monday
Feb 9 - Apr 13
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Master craftspeople have been making furniture one piece at a time for centuries. There's just something about these unique works that can't be duplicated in a factory. This introductory class will examine the basic philosophy of contemporary furniture design and construction, focusing on design, drawing, building, and critique.

Saturday
Feb 14 - Apr 18
9:00 a.m.-Noon
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This class, designed for those interested in calligraphy, hand-lettering, and typography in general, will teach students the basics of calligraphy: Writing posture, ink control, and letterform structure.

Tuesday
Mar 3 - Mar 17
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Studying and drawing a specimen can be an excellent way to research and develop a deeper understanding of flora or fauna. Students in this class will draw from a variety of sources and specimens, including examples similar to those found at the Bell Museum of Natural History and the Como Conservatory.

Tuesday
Feb 10 - Mar 10
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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